Ukrainian Ministry of Defense innovates classroom learning methods

Kiev, Ukraine (March 4, 2016) – As part of a collaborative Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) effort, the National Defense University of Ukraine (NDUU) hosted a workshop from 29 February to 3 March, focusing on faculty development and innovative learning.

New counterinsurgency (COIN) curriculum to serve as vital defense education tool in modern era

Potsdam, Germany (Jan. 28, 2016) – As part of a multinational effort to better educate national leaders on the nature of counterinsurgency (COIN), the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is nearing completion of a COIN Curriculum, envisioned to find its way into classrooms of national defense universities worldwide.

Armenia opens National Defense Research University culminating seven year cooperative effort Featured

Yerevan, Armenia (January 30, 2016) – Armenia held a grand opening ceremony for its new National Defense Research University (NDRU) on January 28. The opening of the NDRU culminates seven years of close cooperation through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) and represents a major milestone in the transformation of the Armenian Armed Forces.

Kazakhstan introduces logistics course into military education

Astana, Kazakhstan (Jan 14, 2016) – Since 2007, Kazakhstan has been transforming its military education system through the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP). In their latest milestone under DEEP cooperation, the Kazakhstan National Defense University has announced that starting in 2016, a course on logistics support will be added to the graduate level studies curriculum.

Mongolia takes major step forward in defense education and NATO interoperability Featured

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (21 December, 2015) – On 11 December, Mongolia graduated the first class of the Mongolian Staff Officer Course (MSOC), a significant milestone in Mongolia’s defense education cooperation with NATO and partners.

Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit now available in Spanish

Geneva, Switzerland (December 17, 2015) - Security sector reform (SSR) is an increasingly important topic on the agenda of international development, and peace and security communities. SSR opens a window of possibility to transform security policies and institutions, and provides opportunities to integrate gender issues.  The Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces (DCAF)'s recent publishing of a Gender and Security Sector Reform Toolkit in Spanish greatly increases the reach of this important toolkit.

Multinational experts advise partner nations on electronic learning technology

Yerevan, Armenia (November 16, 2015) – From 10 - 13 November 2015, 45 experts across 14 countries conducted a workshop to review state-of-the-art electronic learning technologies as part of an ongoing effort to assist partner nations in the implementation of such technologies. In addition, the Armenian Ministry of Defense, along with other partners, pledged to support development of a new NATO language training course, to be taken online by deploying forces in support of NATO operations.

Partnership for Peace Consortium announces availability of defense education curricula in Arabic Featured

Doha, Qatar (November 2, 2015) – Perhaps now more than ever, international security depends on closer cooperation between Western and Arab nations. With this in mind, the Partnership for Peace Consortium used the 27-28 October Doha International Strategic Policies Forum (DISP 2015) as an opportunity to formerly announce the availability of defense education curricula in Arabic.

New Lessons Learned Handbook to be created based on Ukrainian soldiers' experiences in military operations Featured

Kiev, Ukraine (28 October, 2015) - Real-world lessons from military operations in Eastern Ukraine are an important driver of the military education system in Ukraine. This was the topic of a conference held 26-28 October at the National Defense University of Ukraine, organized under the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).

In wake of Ankara blast Partnership for Peace Consortium and Turkey seek cooperation on Countering Violent Extremism Featured

Ankara, Turkey (October 19, 2015) – As participants were preparing for a NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) conference held from 13-15 October in Ankara, they could not have imagined the tragic terrorist attack that would darken the city on 10 October, killing approximately 100, and injuring almost 300. The COE-DAT conference was a somber reminder of the need for nations to unite in the fight against violent extremism.

Defense Education Enhancement Program introducing online learning technologies in Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia (September 24, 2015) – From 22 to 24 September, Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) experts began a cooperative initiative with the Serbian Ministry of Defense to introduce online learning technologies into Serbian defense education institutions.

Partnership for Peace Consortium members author chapter in new NATO book

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (August 31, 2015) – NATO constantly evolves to an ever-changing security landscape, and the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s defense education and defense institution building efforts are an important part of NATO’s evolution, detailed in the new book “NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider.”

Tabletop exercise takes whole of society approach to foreign terrorist fighter threat Featured

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (August 3, 2015) – In response to a growing Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF) threat, 80 practitioners and researchers from over 40 countries conducted a tabletop exercise (TTX) from 29-30 July at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. The exercise was designed to train participants and develop actionable recommendations regarding FTF recruitment, travel, and return.

Multinational experts innovating defense education methods in partner countries Featured

Zagreb, Croatia (7 July, 2015) – NATO and the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) recognize that technological innovation is central to defense education modernization.  With this aim in mind, a multinational team of 40 experts across 12 countries kicked off an Education Development Working Group (EDWG) workshop today in Zagreb, Croatia to assist partner nations with modernization of their defense education institutions.

The PfPC's 17th Annual Conference encourages new approaches to international cooperation to better adapt to 21st century conflict Featured

Vienna, Austria (July 6, 2015) - The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) held its 17th Annual Conference at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna, Austria from 1-3 July. Some 120 experts from 31 countries attended the conference on 21st Century Conflict and Opportunities for Cooperation to provide constructive recommendations on opportunities for defense education, research, and defense institution building to address 21st century conflict.

NATO and Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) outline efforts to build, modernize and reform defense institutions in partner countries

Vienna, Austria (July 6, 2015) - From 28-30 June at the Austrian National Defence Academy in Vienna, Austria, NATO and Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) officials convened the fourth annual NATO Clearing House to review efforts of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).  The Clearing House brought together 58 participants from 23 countries and 42 institutions to coordinate support to existing and future defense education programs.

Republic of Moldova achieves significant milestone towards NATO aspirations Featured

Chisinau, Moldova (June 29, 2015) – On 27 June, a graduating class of new officers from the Moldovan Military Academy ushered in a significant milestone in Moldova’s cooperation with NATO and partners. The graduation signaled the achievement of capacity for the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) in Moldova, a first of its kind event, as this is the first degree-granting course for new officers developed under the DEEP program.